In 1994, California voters approved one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history, Proposition 187. Today, as we mark the 20th annual immigration day in Sacramento, our state is recognized as having the strongest pro-immigrant laws in the country.
The conventional wisdom on Donald Trump is that he's tapped into a nerve. He's saying what others won't about immigration, but so many utterly feel.
Why else have Trump's comments about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border boosted the New York real estate magnate's standing with so many voters? In truth, that remains a bit of a mystery, one The Fix explored this week here and here. New theories will undoubtedly emerge today, as Trump visits the border region.